The second wave of acts for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway 2017 have just been announced.
The comedy festival will fun from Tuesday 24th – Monday 30th October 2017.
Over the past year Galway has won the plaudit for being the world’s friendliest city, the award for creating Ireland’s best beer and is now designated European Capital Of Culture for 2020. This October Bank Holiday the City Of The Tribes also plans to host the country’s best comedy festival.
From just across the water comes Old Man, Jon Richardson. Best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon is also a star of Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News For You. The British Comedy Award nominee is on his way to Galway to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions whatsoever.
Also from the Today FM stable, Dermot and Dave return with their ridiculously funny show, as part of the seemingly never-ending Ah Sure Lookit’ tour. Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore sold out last year’s show in the Spiegeltent in record time. This year, they’ve moved to the bigger Black Box Theatre and plan to beat that record.
Today FM’s Mr Entertainment, Al Porter spent years becoming a massive overnight success and boy is he enjoying it. The Edinburgh Award Nominee will perform for two nights in the round in the iconic, Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent in the heart of Galway City. It’ll be an all-singing, all laughing explosion of filth and frivolity.
Stand up comedy’s coolest customer has a new touring show, the rather gently monikered Some People v. Reginald D Hunter. He may have toned down his show titles but this is a comedian at the very top of his game and no topic is safe from his unblinking analysis and playful erudition. Reg loves Ireland and Galway seems to bring out the very best in him. This Town Hall show will be terrific.
Another festival exclusive, Katy Brand won a British Comedy award for her TV sketch series Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show in 2008. Katy’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is the story of how one Sunday, aged 13, she went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick but at least she was going to heaven. Now she’s coming to Galway.
Get your tickets at vodafonecomedycarnival.com.
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